I went to see the movie "Life of Pi" today which has me thinking. Not to spoil the movie, but contemplating the following:
When is a memory a story?
Was the story a memory, or just a story?
Have you seen the movie "Housesitter?" It is with Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin. The scenario goes like this:
Con artist Gwen moves into Newton's empty house without his knowledge, and begins setting up house posing as his new wife."
The BEST parts of the movie (in my opinion) are when Gwen starts to tell her "story" of her past/present romantic life with her suppose to be "husband" (Steve Martin). She embellishes their "story" with drama and hysterical memories (that never happened). In the end, they embellish "stories" together. It was brilliant.
So, for the photo below, the rider-less horse has a story. What would the story be if you were to tell it? Do you see the left stirrup up and over the right of the saddle? How about the reins? They are flying through the air!
Would your "story" have a good ending, or a bad one?
"The rider-less horse"